Systemic is a podcast that looks at people working to reform policing from inside and outside the system. Produced in the wake of George Floyd's death and last summer's protests, the audio documentary follows Black Americans working in Colorado, Minneapolis and around the country to create change at an extraordinary time. Meet activists, civil rights attorneys, lawmakers and several Black officers working toward change. Systemic is hosted and reported by Colorado Public Radio's Jo Erickson.
Every Wednesday, beginning May 19
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Latest Episodes

  • In this year when rethinking law enforcement is at the center of a global conversation, we follow and activist working to hold those in power accountable for change.
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  • On this episode, we follow an officer in leadership who’s working to reform policing from the top down.
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  • The death of a Black man in Colorado Springs left a grieving family searching for answers in a complicated and frustrating legal system.
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  • Meet two Black police officers — a young officer in the Minneapolis suburbs and a veteran sheriff's deputy in Colorado Springs — working to protect their communities at a pivotal moment.
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  • Since the death of George Floyd in 2020, America has been searching its soul over questions of racial injustice. Many people are looking for solutions to change a police culture that disproportionately harms people of color. They’re asking hard questions about what should be done to reform law enforcement. To capture this defining moment, we followed a group of people across the U.S., working to change police departments from the outside and within.
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